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Event Overview:

World of Bluegrass is the annual bluegrass music homecoming, a multifaceted industry event and festival with hundreds of offerings for every bluegrass professional and fan!  2016 dates are September 27 - October 1 for year four in our wonderful host city of Raleigh, NC.  World of bluegrass provides the unmatched opportunity for expanding your professional networks, learning the latest in industry best practices, and discovering new bluegrass music, If bluegrass music moves you, come to the conference that moves bluegrass music.

The IBMA Business Conference is the premier industry event and trade show for bluegrass professionals.

The Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place to browse the latest industry wares, conduct business, and network.

Bluegrass Film Festival
The IBMA is excited to present its third annual IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival during World of Bluegrass Week.

Exhibitor Information:

The World of Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place, with over 20,000 visitors browsing the latest industry wares, conducting business, and networking.  The Expo features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan, alike!

Exhibit with Us!

Three exhibiting options allow you to tailor your engagement with World of Bluegrass attendees!

World of Bluegrass Expo: Full week exhibitors have it all with increased traffic and easy access to both Business Conference attendees and Wide Open Bluegrass festival goers!

B2Business Conference Expo:  Business-to-business engagement is critical to building and sustaining relationships in the bluegrass music industry.  The B2Business Conference Expo creates an environment within which to convert client interest into solid partnerships.  Open to business conference attendees only, delivering a concentrated audience from all sectors of the industry.

Wide Open Expo: The audience for bluegrass consumer and pro-sumer products is steadily growing, and the Wide Open Expo is the premier opportunity to reach them! Open free to the public during The Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

There's NEVER been a better time to become an exhibitor at World of Bluegrass! Be a part of the most unique event in bluegrass!!

About IBMA:

IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

If the World of Bluegrass 2016 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/27/2016 - 10/01/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/28/2016 - 10/01/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. & Thur. 1pm - 5pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am - 6pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Music and Performing Arts
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Local Shows & Fairs, Music and Performing Arts
Estimated Attendance: 150,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Open to the Industry and Public
Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
Venue Phone: (919) 996-8500
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:100+ (Previous Year)
Show Owner:International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)
Show Manager:IBMA
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Sponsorship with IBMA's World of Bluegrass provides access to the customers you need to reach. Since 1985, this dynamic music industry event has established a reputation for showcasing top name entertainment, productive face-to-face business interaction, youth oriented opportunities and performances, national and international appeal...and did we mention it's also a really good time?

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' World of Bluegrass Expo $700   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' B2Business Conference Expo $400   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Wide Open Expo $500   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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